The Renegade Writer

6 Smart Ways to Find Out if a Magazine Pays for Freelance Articles

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By Carol Tice

You’ve got a great story idea, and think you’ve found the perfect magazine to send it to. There’s only one problem: you have no idea if that magazine ever uses freelance writers — or if they do, if there’s any pay involved.

You could spend days developing this query — pre-interviewing sources and crafting …… Click here to keep reading…

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Jun 22, 2014 Advice, Money

Want to Freelance So You Don’t Have to Pay for Childcare? Why This Can Be a Bad Idea — and 3 Things to Do Instead


By Linda Formichelli

You decide to become a freelance writer so you can stay at home with your little one — and you envision yourself tapping at your keyboard and sipping java while your precious angel plays quietly with a set of blocks at your feet.

Then, when you attempt this, you’re slammed back to reality: Your …… Click here to keep reading…

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Dec 3, 2013 Money, productivity

Why You Should Write for Free–and Like It

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By Linda Formichelli

For years I’ve been preaching to new writers: Know what you’re worth! Demand to be paid fairly! Don’t write for free!

And now here I am, telling you it’s good to write for free.

Am I crazy?

No. I changed because the industry has changed. When I was starting out in 1997, there were no content …… Click here to keep reading…

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Oct 15, 2013 Advice, Marketing, Money

5 Signs it’s Time to Quit Freelancing and get a “Real Job”


By Daisha Cassel

If you’re doing it right–and making a good living off it–freelance writing is a real job. In fact, most successful freelance writers put in well over 40 hours a week when they are getting their businesses off the ground.

Unfortunately, though, a lot of wannabe writing pros are unprepared when they decide to …… Click here to keep reading…

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Sep 25, 2013 Advice, Freelance Writing, Money, Motivation

3 Ways to to Give Yourself a Raise for Your Freelance Writing

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By Katriena Knights

In freelance writing, it’s not always possible to get a raise just by asking for one. However, there are several ways to increase your income even if you can’t ask directly for more money. These methods can also give you more flexibility in what jobs you accept and help you diversify your income …… Click here to keep reading…

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Jun 18, 2013 Advice, Money

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